CCTV Drain Survey

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CCTV drain survey: drainage problems can now be assessed with a CCTV survey which harnesses hi-tech either to check for problems which are present or factors which may cause future issues. It lessens any upheaval a drain survey would normally take. An operative simply places cameras in positions where the drains can be observed then inspects them remotely. The procedure is relatively inexpensive.

It can cost you lots of money to fix a drain blockage. Jetting a drain can cost between £50 - £100 if it has a minor blockage but in the case of a collapsed drain, you can expect to pay from a few £100s to possibly £1,000s to remedy it.

When you’re buying a property booking a home buyers survey is essential because a qualified and experienced RICS surveyor will examine drains and not only can give you information about any problems but can also recommend a drainage specialist if a more in-depth assessment and treatment is needed.

You might want to bargain with the seller if it looks like it’s going to cost lots to fix a problem, or you might even want to pull out. Sometimes a lender will even require that you get a drain survey – termed ‘pre-purchase drain survey’ – if they think a property has a drainage issue.

Get a CCTV drain survey: call 0333 344 3234 (local call charges apply)

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What’s a CCTV drain survey?

It’s a drain survey where drainage specialists install high-resolution CCTV into the drains to a problem location or locations or areas of concern. Operatives place cameras into the drains using thin flexible pipes. Once installed, the operatives can leave the property and work remotely on data sent through from cameras.

Once sufficient monitoring has taken place, the specialists can create a report about the issue/s which will give options and accompanying costs for remedy with recommendations.


Why is a CCTV drain survey better than a drain survey?

1 Speed of installation/removal of cameras - operatives who carry out a drain survey without CCTV equipment will take far longer in a property to conduct an inspection.

2 CCTV’s precision at finding exact locations of issues - once a fault’s been located, engineers can be far more accurate about targeting a problem and fixing it without causing further damage to a property.

What does a CCTV drain survey cost?

You can expect to pay between £175 - £400 depending on a property’s size and its location.

What areas of the UK do we cover?

We have local drain surveyors throughout Surrey, Berkshire and London. We are normally available within a few days of booking and will turn around our drain survey reports within 5 working days.

Get a CCTV drain survey – call 0333 344 3234 or email

*RICS Surveyors – Local Knowledge – Same Week Availability
Want help now? Call us on 0333 344 3234 (local call charges apply)
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